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Development Chef

CPA Recruitment
Up to £40,000
Closing date
19 Sep 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Development Chef 
Up to £40,000    


This is a rare opportunity for a talented chef to join a fast moving, innovative and successful business producing one of the most popular brands in the UK. Based in a purpose built factory, our client has an established facility processing chilled high quality premium products for the major UK retailers. They are part of large manufacturing group and they are positively accredited, highly organised and well regarded.

 Key Accountabilities 

Supporting the head chef and working very closely with NPD, you will be involved in the creative process of NPD within the modem development kitchen. Your new recipes and concepts will be brought to life in a way that will challenge the market trends and is of course viable in a manufacturing environment. You must be able to demonstrate to the operations teams in a clear manner how your ideas will translate from the kitchen to factory to shelf. You will take part in brainstorming meetings, taste panels and trials, work with technical and process teams and with purchasing for ingredients and suppliers. 

Personal Profile 
•    Formal chef training and experience working as a chef
•    Ideally food related qualifications e.g. an HND in Food Technology
•    Previous experience within a food manufacturing environment
•    Organised with good time management
•    A good understanding of the NPD process 
•    A real drive, energy and passion for food, ingredients and trends
•    Solid knowledge of raw materials and ingredients
•    Sound understanding of food labelling and nutrition
•    Good communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team



International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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